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Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

Indian Tea industry set to boom, says study

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian tea industry – the world’s biggest – Is set to almost double in just three years – leaping from US$3.7bn to US$6.3bn by 2015 as health benefit awareness rises, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

India ponders sugar deregulation in 2012

India ponders sugar deregulation in 2012

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian Ministry of Food is in discussions with state governments and associated ministries to remove controls over the country’s sugar industry in the new year.

Case to ban junk foods near schools is winning supporters

Case to ban junk foods near schools receives boost

By Ankush Chibber

In a move that could make the going tougher for food processors in their fight against a possible ban on the sale of junk foods in and near schools, a prominent Indian school has asked to be made party to a legal case on the issue.

Coke sees fizz in Indian non-fizzy drinks market

Coke sees fizz in Indian non-fizzy drinks market

By Ankush Chibber

Coca-Cola India has set up a division to innovate, sell and distribute juices, energy and powder drinks in order to garner a higher share of the growing non-fizzy drinks market in India.

Internationals won't be put off investing in India, following FDI postponement

Hostility towards FDI will not put off internationals

By Kacey Culliney

India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) law for its retail sector was put on hold earlier this month following political opposition, but this will not impede internationals entering, according to an analyst.

ADF expands in response to increasing consumer demand for RTE foods

ADF to expand due to Indian demand for RTE foods

By Ankush Chibber

India-based ADF Foods is investing heavily in extending production capacity as it looks to expand aggressively in the domestic as well as international markets on the back of growing demand for ready-to-eat foods.

Nestlé India has been threatened court action over trademark infringement

Amul slams Nestlé over trademark infringement

By Ankush Chibber

Nestlé India has been threatened of court action by Amul, India's largest dairy cooperative, over the Swiss food major infringing on the latter's trademarks in the country.

Indian government to boost production of protein-rich foods

India to push production of milk, eggs, meat and fish

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is considering boosting production of protein-rich food such as meat, fish, eggs and milk in a bid to curb inflation – with the prime minister involved in discussions.

India set to get new milk standards

Indian dairy sector reviews microbiological standards

By Ankush Chibber

India is looking to revise microbiological standards for milk and milk products in an attempt to better ensure food safety across the supply chain in the country’s growing dairy sector.

Indian dairy sector to be pegged at US$100bn by 2015: Report

Indian dairy sector to be worth US$100bn by 2015, says report

By Ankush Chibber

Thanks to a rapidly rising demand for milk and milk products, India’s dairy sector is expected to be worth US$100bn by 2015, said a study released by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

PepsiCo brings back the veterans

PepsiCo brings back the veterans

By Ankush Chibber

Six years after it abandoned them, PepsiCo has announced the relaunch of its flavoured colas in the Mumbai market, with an inclination to expand the launch to the rest of India has well.

Novozymes focused on local applications for India

Novozymes ramps up Indian presence

By Kacey Culliney

Enzyme producer Novozymes is focusing on new enzyme applications that can be applied to convenience foods that appeal to the Indian consumer.

New licensing system for Indian food businesses

New licensing system for Indian food businesses

By Ankush Chibber

The primary Indian food safety watchdog has said that it would soon introduce an online licensing system for food businesses in the country in order to streamline food safety issues.

Awaiting approval for infant formula

Dispatches from FI India

Beneo still has a hurdle with oligofructose in India

By Ankush Chibber

Beneo is still waiting for an approval from the Indian authorities for the use of its prebiotic fibre, oligofructose, in infant milk powder products in the country.

Taking stock of the latest trends in India

Dispatches from FI India

Taking stock of the latest trends in India

By Caroline Scott-Thomas and Ankush Chibber

Innovative new products, a strong focus on health and wellness, and regional dairy tastes were all on the agenda at FI India in Mumbai this week - and FoodNavigator-Asia's journalists were there, taking stock of what the latest trends mean for the...

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

Indian demand for reduced lactose on the rise, says Novozymes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Indian awareness of lactose intolerance is growing rapidly, leading consumers to seek reduced reduced lactose and lactose-free products without compromising on taste, according to a Novozymes South Asia executive.

Galactofructose supplier forms Indian partnership

Galactofructose supplier forms Indian partnership

By Shane Starling

Galactofructose specialist Solvay has inked a deal with 20-year-old Indian company, Lactose India, to take the Belgian firm’s digestive health ingredient into the Indian market for the first time.

India consumerism: trend towards eco-friendliness

India consumerism: trend towards eco-friendliness

By Kacey Culliney

Indian consumers are increasingly aware of environmental and sustainability practices in the food industry but are unable to afford eco-friendly goods, according to a Nielsen survey.

India's protectionist stance panned by WTO

India's protectionist stance panned by WTO

By Ankush Chibber

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has criticized India for its protective trade policy on food items, in an environment that is causing record food prices across the world.

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